Front Cover Advanced Materials 3/2012

Authors

  • Xiaohong Wang,

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    1. National Research Center for Geoanalysis, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences 26 Baiwanzhuang Dajie, CHN-100037 Beijing, (China)
    2. ERC Advanced Grant Research Group at the Institute for Physiological Chemistry, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Duesbergweg 6, D-55128 Mainz, (Germany)
    • National Research Center for Geoanalysis 26 Baiwanzhuang Dajie, CHN-100037 Beijing, (China).
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  • Matthias Wiens,

    1. ERC Advanced Grant Research Group at the Institute for Physiological Chemistry, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Duesbergweg 6, D-55128 Mainz, (Germany)
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  • Ute Schloßmacher,

    1. ERC Advanced Grant Research Group at the Institute for Physiological Chemistry, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Duesbergweg 6, D-55128 Mainz, (Germany)
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  • Klaus Peter Jochum,

    1. Max Planck Institute for Chemistry P.O. Box 3060, D-55020 Mainz, (Germany)
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  • Heinz C. Schröder,

    1. ERC Advanced Grant Research Group at the Institute for Physiological Chemistry, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Duesbergweg 6, D-55128 Mainz, (Germany)
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  • Werner E. G. Müller

    Corresponding author
    1. ERC Advanced Grant Research Group at the Institute for Physiological Chemistry, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Duesbergweg 6, D-55128 Mainz, (Germany)
    • ERC Advanced Grant Research Group at the Institute for Physiological Chemistry, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Duesbergweg 6, D-55128 Mainz, (Germany).
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Abstract

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The cover shows some siliceous sponge spicules, like the 30μm spheroidal asters from the demosponge Geodia cydonium, which are composed of an array of a vast number of small rod-like pillars that fused (bio-sintered) together to the porous sphere. More details can be found in the article by W.E.G. Müller et al. on page B4.

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